Open to Each Other: Elevating Voices and Expanding Global Dialogues
October 19-21, 2022
Milan, Italy
Hosted by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

The goal of The Forum’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Conference is to create a space for shared dialogue to explore the pressing issues shaping the future of international education in these regions. In expanding the scope of what had previously been our European conference to include the Middle East and Africa, we aim to elevate the voices of colleagues in these regions, provide a platform to discuss their realities, and learn from each other.

International education is certainly trying to “open up”: to open or reopen international activities after the initial brunt of COVID-19, open up our communities to students and visitors from abroad, and open up our institutions so that local students and faculty benefit from the inclusion of broadly diverse peers – both at home and through mobility. Our world has shrunk in many ways due to the pandemic, yet at the same time it is being opened up both by the truly global nature of the social, economic, and environmental challenges we face.

Join us for a dialogue that reimagines the landscape of international education in a way that enables real change.

Unable to join us in Milan? In the lead up to the on-site conference, we will offer a series of three virtual Open Forums that provide accessible opportunities for learning, dialogue, and networking around topics of critical importance to education abroad in the EMEA region.  


Mark your calendars for September 22, September 29, and October 13, 2-4pm CEST (Milan, Cape Town)


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EMEA Conference Committee

Thank you to the following colleagues for serving on the committee for the EMEA Conference. Committee members are appointed by the Council Chair following an open call for volunteers. The Council Chair ensures that there is representation from different types of institutions and organizations, as well as good representation from colleagues based in the European Union, Middle East, and Africa.

Léa Dominique Senn, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, chair
Carolyn Becker, University of Tennessee
Gian Franco Borio, AACUPI/EUASA
Christina Carroll, Florida State University
Oussama El Addouli, IES Abroad Rabat
Jessica Francis, Wake Forest University
Lars Franke, British American Drama Academy, AASAP UK
Maria Gil Poisa, Escola Superior d’Infermeria del Mar, Barcelona
Shayle Havemann, Evolve Abroad, Cape Town
Carol Huber, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Montpellier, APUAF
Jonathan Kaplan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hannah Kilgore, Trinity College Dublin
Katherine Martin, University of Limerick
Juan Mundel, Arizona State University
Ariane Ngabeu, Middlebury C.V. Starr School Abroad in Cameroon
Zein Nsheiwat, CIEE Jordan
Trisha Winkle, Texas A&M University

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